I have no idea of I am doing~ Setting a very small tank with live plants!
I have a one gallon tank with two moss balls and a lucky bamboo ( the leaves are out of the water of course). I am stocking it with two red cherry shrimp and a snail tomorrow but it doesn't look right. I think it needs more plants. The only problem is I have no idea what to do. My experance with plants are very tiny.
I know it is a small space to fill but I thought I better start somewhere. Then, maybe, I could send a plant or two into my betta boy's rather empty tank. I know there is lighting, some plants float/root and soils and cycles and the mess. The small tank doesn't have a filter or a bubbler. Its right next to a normal desk lamp though!
If someone could, direct me to a page of general care for easy/beginner plants, that would be great. Or if someone could share their own thoughts and info that's better. I just want to start live plants for my little tank and someday for my betta!
~A betta's bowl is its whole world. Make it as if it was yours~
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If you look at the tanks Aokashi has posted here, they are a great example of how to make the best of a small space. She uses mosses and other small plants to great advantage, I think you'll learn a lot from those.
Mo also has some brilliant small tanks and jars that are attractive.
I'd recommend some ferny type moss (peacock moss is nice) and/or susswassertang to help green it up.
I have that exact tank set up as a shrimp bowl and planted! Small world. :)
I ended up painting the back dark because it was so distracting seeing everythig behind it. I think I even have similar gravel. I tied the moss to a piece of fake driftwood I picked up at the petstore to look like a little tree, then have some crytocoryne wendetii along one side. They only get to 4"-6" tall. After the picture was taken, I attached an anubias nana petite to the tree. The shrimp love having all of the things to climb on and pick through. I'll try to get a current picture so you can see how the crypts have grown in.